[ me & liz in our booth ]
It has taken me a bit to recover from being away for a week. But here’s a bit of a wrap up from my first-ever genealogy conference and trade show.
I’m so happy I went to the show. It was long and exhausting, but overall very worthwhile. My highlights:
– Fun Liz. She’s as fun in person as over the phone, and to say we hit it off is an understatement. Having a real client helping sell my books was amazing – thank you, Liz!
– The response from attendees when I asked how long they’d been researching their families, “Oh, not that long…only 10 years now.” (!!!) Apparently unless you’ve been researching for 40 years you can’t claim longevity in the world of genealogy.
– Hearing people rave about my books. I never tire of that. And meeting people I can’t wait to make books for!
– Meeting the Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor. She can tell you the story of an old photograph, just by looking at it. This lady is a veritable database of historical facts and references, from fashion to architecture to photography itself. Besides which, she is totally fun and was recently on the Today Show!!
It was great to meet everyone! Here’s one last booth shot…
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